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Manchester, NH still trying to get relief from refugee burden on the city

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 11, 2015

Pay attention Spartanburg, SC.

For years the federal resettlement contractor and the US State Department have ignored the Mayor’s pleas that the city can’t handle more impoverished third-worlders.

The Mayor of Manchester, NH has been battling the federal government and a refugee contractor for years in an attempt to slow the flow on the refugee-overloaded city.    See our extensive Manchester archive by clicking here (be sure to see Manchester in trouble for no Dinka interpreter!).

I first heard that the feds called Manchester a “pocket of resistance” at the same meeting I heard about the immigrants as seedlings being planted in your community’s soil.

There is no possibility of ‘assimilation’ when the numbers of ‘new Americans’ are so high.

LOL! of course this article refers to ‘integration’ not ‘assimilation’ and it sure sounds like the reporter is already getting with the Obama word game by helping make the case that integration=availability of services (aka welfare).

From the Manchester Union Leader (emphasis is mine):

MANCHESTER – While many immigrants enter the U.S. with dreams for a brighter future, city officials say it’s their aim to help with services needed by new arrivals to achieve their goals.

“I think at last check we had something like 82 languages represented at Central High School,” said Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas. “I asked a few years ago for a waiver from the federal government to exempt immigrant and refugee children from testing. I’m still waiting on that one.”

The U.S. has accepted refugees since the early 1980s. New Hampshire welcomes between 250 and 550 legal immigrants each year. Most take up residence in communities along Interstate 93 from Nashua on up to Concord, with some showing up in Laconia.

Gatsas has had a frosty relationship with the International Institute of New England, headquartered in Boston, which has settled several thousand refugees in Manchester, more than it has in any other community in the state.

Cities and towns cannot block refugee resettlement, just as they are prohibited from restricting people of any race or ethnicity from moving into town.  [Maybe they can’t block it, but any elected officials better darn well ask a lot of questions in advance!—ed]

Gatsas has charged in the past that the institute has been uncommunicative and unresponsive to his concerns, disregarding the struggles they are facing in the city.

According to Gatsas, the city has received between 60 and 70 refugees since October.

“We want to give them every opportunity to succeed here,” said Gatsas. “We try to provide services to help with that goal, and we ask the feds for something like a waiver for students from testing, and we’re still waiting. I guess they turn a deaf ear to something like that.”

 If only every town knew what we know now!  (See here for Ten Things your town should know!)

Contemplating “welcoming” refugees?  Call Mayor Gatsas and ask his opinion.  Here is a link to the Mayor’s office.

 

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Ten things your town needs to know when (if!) “welcoming” refugees for the first time

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 11, 2015

As we have been writing ad nauseam lately, the Obama Administration is now out of the shadows with its plan to “seed” towns and cities across America with diversity.

‘Seed’ is their word!  Your community is the soil into which the migrants of all sorts (legal and illegal) are being planted according to Obama’s Task Force on New Americans.   It begs the questions:  Are we being colonized?  Do they plan to replace us some day?  Sound far-fetched?  Knowing Obama, are you willing to gamble on that?

President Barack Obama, flanked by Cecilia Muñoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, left, and senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett are changing the people by ‘planting’ immigrant “seedlings” in towns across America!

We have long maintained a ‘fact sheet’ about how the UN/US State Department’s Refugee Admissions and Resettlement Program works, click here to learn more.

But, I realized yesterday, while thinking about the newest proposed seed community*** in Rep. Trey Gowdy’s backyard in Spartanburg, SC, that we needed a quick primer on what elected officials and citizens should know if they are being pressured to ‘welcome the stranger‘ (this guilt-tripping language is one way they pressure your town!).

So here are my Ten Things you need to know!

1)  In most cases, the United Nations is choosing our refugees.  Topping the list right now are Iraqis, Burmese, Congolese, Somalis and Bhutanese.  The UN is pressuring the US to take a large number, 10,000 or so, Syrians.  We are bringing in refugees from countries which hate us.  Your town does not get to choose who you get!  You will receive racially, culturally and religiously diverse people, usually very different from your local population and very different from each other.  That old ‘melting pot’ concept is dead because the numbers are too high.

2)  Often the US State Department’s chosen resettlement contractor for your town, sounds like a church group, or other benign-sounding non-profit.  They may have a religious-sounding name, but know that they are being paid by the head from the federal treasury to bring refugees to your town.  It is not the case that they are passing a plate on Sunday morning to pay for this very expensive program. Here are the nine major contractors which have 350 subcontractors working for them (headquartered in over 180 cities so far).

3)  The contractor’s job is to get the refugee family their “services.”  That means they hold the refugees’ hands until they are settled usually in tax-payer subsidized housing, get them signed up for most forms of welfare including food stamps and other cash assistance, sign them up for health care and enroll the kids in school. This special class of legal immigrant is entitled to welfare!  The contractor is also paid with your tax dollars to give refugees job counseling and training.  The contractor may also be working closely with some big business (and the Chamber of Commerce) nearby which is looking for cheap labor.

4)  The contractor’s job ends in 3-6 months at which point they move on to bringing in the next fresh group of “clients,” often the relatives of the first group.  Earlier, and still struggling, refugees are left in the care of your social services department. At this point the contractors are entrenched in your town and will call you racists, rednecks and xenophobes if your citizens want to slow the flow.

5)  Your town will never get out of the program once the contractor has an office set up and staff to pay.  Many cities are trying to get out now and can’t:  Manchester, NH, Springfield and Lynn, Mass, Amarillo, TX come to mind. Because there have developed “pockets of resistance” (their words), the State Department is desperately out scouting for fresh territory.

6)  The greatest impact on your local social and economic welfare will be felt first in the school system, followed usually by the shortage of government subsidized housing.  Your school system may end up with 50 or more languages represented in the student population.  The number-one language of refugees entering the US right now is Arabic, Somali is number four.

7)  Refugees are permitted entry into the US with HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis among other medical problems.  Physical and mental health challenges will most likely overburden your local health department.

8)  Your local government is responsible (Clinton-era Executive Order) for providing costly interpreters for the myriad languages being spoken in the school system, the health system and the criminal justice system should problems arise.

9)  Refugees who do find work, work at entry level jobs and minimum wage so they will still be able to benefit from many welfare programs open to low-income Americans.  Elder refugees are eligible for SSI.   The refugees are Legal Permanent Residents and can begin the citizenship process quickly.

10)  If they say they are coming to your town with the first group of refugees, there is only one thing you can do!  ASK QUESTIONS IN PUBLIC.  Demand that your elected officials get involved. Demand that a community meeting be held, for the US State Department, the Office of Refugee Resettlement (in HHS), your state refugee office (if there is one) and their contractors, to answer questions from the citizens of the town or city. Get your Member of Congress and US Senators involved too!  Don’t forget your state legislators!   The State Department and its contractors HATE to answer questions!  Tell your local elected officials you want a public hearing!  Tell your elected officials that you want the federal government and its contractors to provide a plan!

You want them to answer questions such as these below. 

Remember you have every right to know what is being planned for your town.  They will bully you, call you names and say you can’t stop them anyway, but refuse to be bullied!

Demand answers (in public)!

Who is coming?  From where and how many?

Will they stop the resettlement if the town is becoming economically or socially stressed?

What security and health screening have the refugees undergone?

How many will come each year?

Who is paying for their health care?

Who is paying to educate the children who don’t speak English and may never have attended school?

Does your town have an adequate supply of government-supported housing?  Will demands for housing crowd out American elderly, poor or disabled citizens?

Where will they work?  Do we have high unemployment already?

I’m sure you can think of others.  After getting answers (good luck!) and having a vigorous public discussion, then your town can decide based on all the facts whether you will eagerly “welcome” New Americans to your community, or not.

Endnote:  There are other refugee experts in the country, so let me know if I’m missing anything here and I’ll add it!

Update!!!  Call this #11: an experienced researcher just reminded me that concerned citizens must form a citizens’ group to research the structure of the program in your state to obtain the FISCAL and legal facts about the program as the structure can vary from state to state.

*** This post (on Spartanburg) brought in the highest number of readers we have ever had for one post over a brief two days!  P.S.  I will be in South Carolina this coming weekend, here.

An afterthought:  If you should get a public meeting/hearing be sure to educate yourselves on the Delphi Technique, a strategy often used by government agencies wishing to control the outcome of a meeting.  Go here to see what Judy said about it in advance of the public meeting held in Hagerstown, MD in September 2007.

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US Conference of Catholic Bishops wants US to do more for Syrian refugees; mum on how many to resettle

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 10, 2015

A delegation of Catholic leaders and one of their chief Washington ‘advocates’ (Anastasia Brown) traveled to Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey recently and concluded that we need to send the UN more money for ‘refugees’ in those countries and resettle more here.

For new readers, the USCCB is the largest of the nine resettlement contractors*** planting seedlings (aka New Americans) (Obama Administration lingo, not mine!) in your towns and cities.

98% of the Bishops migration program is funded by you, the US taxpayer.  Did you pay for their trip to Europe?  You must have because I doubt very much that they passed a plate in your parishes for their travel money!

That is Bishop Elizondo leading a pack of priests at the US border in April 2014. Were they inviting the ‘unaccompanied alien children’ to come on in? https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wordpress.com/2014/06/26/us-catholic-bishops-chairman-kids-coming-across-border-should-be-viewed-as-refugees/

Missing from the press accounts and their report (under the auspices of Bishop Most Reverend Eusebio Elizondo, chairman of the USCCB)  is any criticism of the Obama Administration for moving slowly on Syrians.  The USCCB and the other refugee contractors beat Bush up every month for over a year when he wasn’t moving fast enough to bring in Iraqis back in 2006 and 2007.

Bishop Elizondo testified to Congress a year ago: 15,000 Syrians now!

Also missing (or at least I didn’t see it), is any mention of the fact that the Bishops testified in Congress in January 2014 that they wanted the US to bring in 15,000 Syrians a year.

Here is a report on Bishop Elizondo’s testimony to Congress a year ago at Catholic Culture:

Noting that the number of Syrian refugees has risen from 550,000 in October 2012 to 2.3 million today, the chairman of the United Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration urged the Congress to increase aid to Syrian refugees, permit 15,000 Syrian refugees to enter the country, and to encourage other nations to welcome refugees as well.

Here is a press account at Independent Catholic News about the recent trip and report:

The Syrian refugee crisis – now totaling nearly four million refugees- has reached a “tipping point,” in which countries in the region are no longer able to handle the flow of refugees across their borders, warns US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) officials who recently traveled to the Middle East.

“Without more international support, we will find Syrians fleeing extremists being turned away and forced back to danger,” said Anastasia Brown, interim executive director for USCCB’s Migration and Refugee Services (MRS).

“The global community, led by Europe and the United States, needs to increase its support in order to prevent a humanitarian crisis.” A delegation of USCCB officials which visited the region in late 2014, released their report March 6. Entitled “Refuge and Hope in the Time of ISIS: The Urgent need for Protection, Humanitarian Support, and Durable Solutions in Turkey, Bulgaria, and Greece,” the report looks at the plight of Syrians in the three countries, a growing trek for Syrians attempting to reach Europe.

[….]

The delegation’s report lists several recommendations to address the crisis, including increased refugee assistance and resettlement.

By the way, they also say we need to help those three countries—Turkey, Bulgaria and Greece—with their overload of so-called ‘refugees’ (really most are economic migrants) from other countries who have arrived as illegal aliens to those three already besieged countries.

The report recommends that the US and the EU resettle more Syrians and other refugees (from those three countries) including Iraqis, Afghans, Congolese, Somalis, Eritreans, Sudanese and others, but falls short of saying how many.

Readers remember that the number of Syrians entering the US will be falling way short of the 15,000 the Bishops had been dreaming of when the FBI testified to Congress recently that there is no way to properly screen the Syrians for security concerns.

And, don’t miss ‘Bishops between a rock and a hard place’ here.  When you take Caesar’s money, Caesar owns you!

*** The federal resettlement contractors (almost completely funded by US taxpayers) looking for new resettlement sites.  And, it wasn’t just the Bishops asking for over 10,000 Syrians a year to be admitted to the US, several other testified in Congress for more Syrians, here.

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Breaking News: Spartanburg, South Carolina targeted to be colonized as next refugee ‘seed’ community

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 9, 2015

Update March 23rd: Spartanburg residents, please note that mid-western towns are having difficulty coping with large numbers of refugees, here.

Update March 21st:  Folks in Spartanburg, where Syrians may be resettled, need to read about Indianapolis where the resettlement contractor admits the numbers will start small, but will grow!

Update March 19th:  See ‘Comment worth noting: Since Spartanburg is my home,’ here.

Update March 17th:  Everyone concerned about Spartanburg, must read about Worcester, Mass. here.

Update March 11th:  This post has received the highest number of visitors we have ever had to a post in just a couple of days.  I realized this morning that we needed a primer of sorts on what your town should do if the federal government is planning to “plant” refugees where you live.  See our Ten things you need to know and what you can do, here. ***Update*** Don’t believe me, check out what is happening in Manchester, NH, here.

Update March 10th:  This post went through the roof yesterday, thanks to all who sent it around.  However, one reader pointed out that I failed to make it clear that refugees are one class of immigrant which can tap into most forms of welfare without being US citizens.  That is why the Obama Administration is working overtime to expand the definition of ‘refugee’ so as to make our welfare system more accessible to the newly amnestied aliens.

Update! Please all of you South Carolinians forgive me for initially putting an ‘s’ in the middle of Spartanburg in my first post!  And, secondly, I was just informed that some parts of the Spartanburg area are represented by Rep. Trey Gowdy.  All readers should know that Gowdy is the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security that has jurisdiction over the Refugee Resettlement program and should know the threat this resettlement poses for his district!

Editors note:  In my previous post I said our next two posts would be about how far along the Obama Task Force on New Americans “integration” (aka seeding) plan is in a couple of cities that are overloaded with refugees, however, reader Robin spotted this news which is more pressing at the moment!  Spartanburg beware!  South Carolina beware!

Over the years, we have noticed that South Carolina has pretty much stayed out of the top tier of states where refugee seedlings are being planted.  Looks like those days are over as it was announced that World Relief (Evangelicals) one of the TOP NINE federal resettlement contractors is about to open an office there!

They must be having refugee overload problems in North Carolina!

World Relief, like the other eight contractors*** are all Progressive advocacy groups, six of them represent the ‘religious Left.’

Demand answers!

Anyone in Spartanburg who is concerned about this news, must speak up now!  You might want to look at how Athens, Georgia has so far been holding them at bay by asking the federal government and the contractor for a plan—who pays for this, where will the refugees work, is our school system ready for myriad languages and illiterate children, will our health department be overburdened, do we have enough public housing for our own low-income people, how about our police force, is it ready?  Those are the sorts of questions any sensible local government should be asking!  Tell the Mayor to ask questions!

For more question ideas, see our fact sheet.

Additionally, ask World Relief if the flow can be stopped once started if the town can’t afford it anymore?  Or if there is social disruption? I’ll tell you the answer now—NO!

The truth is that the UN/US State Department is running out of “welcoming” towns and cities, so they are constantly on the move to find new towns in which to “plant” refugees.  “Pockets of Resistance” are forming in overloaded communities.

From GroupState.com.   They say they will resettle 65 refugees from Syria, DR Congo, and Bhutan.  Why not Muslim Iraqis and Somalis too?  Of course they will be in the mix because the UN is picking our refugees!  A city doesn’t get to choose the nationality of the refugees that will be dropped off!

Here is the story Robin sent:

Spartanburg will soon be home to dozens of people fleeing persecution in their homelands.

Refugees may begin arriving here as early as spring through a refugee resettlement ministry.

Lee, the new director of the World Relief subcontractor, worked with Somalis in Kentucky. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonalee

World Relief is establishing an office in Spartanburg. “In community with the local church, World Relief envisions the most vulnerable people transformed economically, socially, and spiritually,” according to the faith-based organization’s website.

Jason Lee has been named executive director of the Spartanburg office. He said 65 refugees are expected to move here this year.

Lee served more than five years as pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church. He’s also ministered to Somali refugees in Kentucky and is a leader with Come Closer Spartanburg.

Come Closer Spartanburg [they come up with such warm and fuzzy names for themselves!–ed] is a partnership of faith leaders, Christians and business leaders with a mission to “to unite God’s people for the purpose of loving our city to Christ.” One need identified is serving residents born outside the United States.

[What!  Has Spartanburg helped all of its own American poor people and it now needs to import more?—ed]

World Relief works with federal agencies to offer resettlement, placement and various services to refugees. According to the organization’s figures, it has resettled more than 250,000 refugees from more than 80 countries in the past 35 years.

Lee said it’s unknown what nations the refugees who will resettle in Spartanburg are from — Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo or Bhutan are possibilities.

Read it all, there is a lot of useful information in it.

Urgent!  Help save Spartanburg! I don’t normally ask, but please send this story around, especially to people you know in South Carolina!  Clearly they have no idea of what they are in for!

*** The federal resettlement contractors (almost completely funded by US taxpayers) looking for new resettlement sites:

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Migrant “integration” vs. “assimilation,” how the Obama Administration is changing the language with devastating results

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 9, 2015

….But, it wasn’t just Obama, according to the prescient Tom Tancredo, writing here in 2013, the subtle change in what we expect of immigrants to America has been going on for more than a decade.

Author, and former Congressman Tom Tancredo saw it all coming while “good citizens and patriots were asleep at the wheel.” How frustrating it must be to know Americans weren’t listening (and still aren’t!).

In revelations about Obama’s Task Force on New Americans, that we first mentioned here (and noted the love affair with the word “integration”), we begin to see the full-flowering of how Obama and the Socialist Left is changing (or planning to change) every town in America! by planting “seedling” immigrants who will replace you some day.

Another word for what they are doing is “colonizing” America—start using that word!

(Also you will see in my next two posts how they are already out in the country “integrating” your towns and cities, and the new integration means getting the New Americans signed up for their welfare goodies!).

Before I get to Tancredo’s piece, reader Julia sent us these definitions for the words “integration” and “assimilation.”  Do you see the important difference?

By the way, the average American (or dumb Member of Congress, or dumb Republican Party leader) is going to hear the Obama propaganda about “integration” and think that sounds just peachy.

(n) integration, integrating, desegregation (the action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community)

(n) assimilation (the state of being assimilated; people of different backgrounds come to see themselves as part of a larger national family)

Note that “integration” implies the community must do the the work, must change (you know the focus on soil!) while assimilation implies the work falls on the immigrant to change!

From World Net Daily (hat tip: Julia):

We haven’t heard much about assimilation of immigrants lately. If that seems odd, there is a reason for the silence.

There is no “assimilation debate” because assimilation as a policy goal of our civic culture has already been abandoned.

The new watchword is “integration.” The integration of immigrants has replaced assimilation in the lexicon of not only the United States government but the private-sector institutions dealing with immigration.

[….]

Yet, this makeover is not something that was started by the Obama administration. It has been under way for more than a decade, promoted by first multiculturalists in the universities, followed by foundations and immigration attorneys. The process went unnoticed because good citizens and patriots were asleep at the wheel.

No one protested this amazingly seamless transition, and no one has protested that the standards for the successful “integration” of immigrants into American society are very different from the old standards for measuring the success of assimilation. The result is that today, it is nearly impossible to question the status or success of assimilation.

 Read it all.

Everyone reading this piece needs to start demanding that immigrants ASSIMILATE!  Use the word!  Better still, it is time to demand a MORATORIUM!

Endnote:  Ever since we began writing RRW in 2007, we had a category called ‘community destabilization’ to archive posts like this one.  It has 928 posts in it, as of this writing.  Today we are adding a new category called ‘Colonization’ in addition to the milder-sounding destabilization.

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Newly resettled Iraqi refugee shot and killed in Dallas; was it a random killing by thugs, or something more?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 8, 2015

We will have to wait and see how the investigation unfolds, but my guess is that it will be a random shooting in a mixed neighborhood (the kind of neighborhood the federal refugee contractors always choose because of the cheap housing).  Or, do refugee contractors just think they can mix up all the different ethnic groups they bring in, drop them in low-income and minority neighborhoods and presto! multicultural nirvana will be found?

Ahmed al-Jumaili, 36, shot in apartment complex parking lot last Wednesday.

From the New York Daily News:

An Iraqi refugee who moved to Texas be in a “safer place” with his wife three weeks ago was fatally shot while watching his first snowfall Wednesday.

Ahmed al-Jumaili, 36, his wife and his brother were taking pictures of the snow outside their Dallas apartment complex when a group of men shot him at about 11:40 p.m., police said.

Al-Jumaili ran back to his apartment and later died at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, according to the Dallas Morning News. His relatives were not injured.

“Just like all of us, a pretty snowfall brings the child out in us,” Dallas police Maj. Jeff Cotner said. “You can just imagine the excitement between his wife and his brother and himself as they were enjoying the snowfall.”

Al-Jumaili and his wife, Zahara, married 16 months ago in Iraq, according to a fundraising page. She “made the painful and difficult decision to leave her husband in Iraq and come to, what she believed, to be a safer place.”

They reunited in Dallas 20 days ago after Al-Jumaili earned enough money to join her.

[….]

The surrounding Muslim community is demanding to know whether the shooting was a hate crime, Salem, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in the Dallas and Fort Worth area, told CNN.

Readers, send us a link if you see more news on who did it.

For reporters who might be interested in tracking down more on Al-Jumaili and the Iraqis being placed apparently in bad neighborhoods, go to this Handy State Department list of contractors.  Looks like 4 of the 9 major contractors have subcontractors that are falling all over each other to plant refugee seedlings in “welcoming” Dallas:  Church World Service, International Rescue Committee, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops.

By the way, if you didn’t know, Texas is the top refugee resettlement state in the nation.   Over 100,000 Iraqis, most of them Muslims, have been admitted to the US since the beginning of the Obama Administration.

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Swiss to “welcome” more Syrian refugees; UK Syrian resettlement stalled; critics silent on Obama record

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 8, 2015

Tiny Switzerland is now working overtime to destroy itself with an overload of migrants, while the UK is hanging tough (so far) and not opening its doors to large numbers of Sunni Muslims from Syria.  Meanwhile the US has admitted (thankfully) only a few hundred impossible-to-screen Syrians, but critics are silent on the Obama record (when Bush didn’t immediately admit Iraqi refugees they were all screaming like banshees!).

So what country is conspicuously missing? Are Amnesty International and the UNHCR afraid of criticizing America’s first black President? http://www.mintpressnews.com/%E2%80%8Buk-offers-just-90-places-for-syrian-refugees-abject-failure-says-amnesty-international/201909/

Here is the story from Switzerland.  Only the Swiss People’s Party is standing against the latest decision:

The Swiss cabinet agreed in principle on Friday to welcome an additional 3,000 Syrian refugees to Switzerland over the course of the next three years.

[….]

The first batch of 1,000 refugees are scheduled for this year and the cabinet will reassess the situation in Syria in autumn.

The Swiss plan for hosting Syrian refugees will follow two pathways. One will involve taking in 2,000 refugees as part of a sustainable resettlement programme that will take place over several years. This will be similar to a pilot project launched in 2013 in which Syrian refugees were granted asylum without having to go through the standard asylum process.

The other pathway involves granting 1,000 humanitarian visas for close relatives (spouses and minor children) of Syrians who have already been provisionally admitted into Switzerland.

Amnesty International blasts UK Syrian resettlement as “abject failure.”

Read all about it here and see that the US is not blasted by Amnesty International.

Indeed, it is the strangest thing! Amnesty and the UN are silent on the fact that the US has not (mercifully for us) taken more than a few hundred Syrians since the conflict began.

Our ‘Invasion of Europe’ archive is here.

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More news on Islamic “charity” helping Syrians get planted in Kentucky

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 7, 2015

More seeding going on in Louisville, KY as Syrian families are resettled by a ‘Christian’ charitable group (aka federal contractor) with funds from a controversial Islamic organization.

When I saw Senator Rand Paul’s sullen face and tepid clapping at the Netanyahu speech this past week, my reaction was immediate—he is not Presidential material if he can’t even keep a neutral face. He can disagree about how to handle Iran, he just shouldn’t look childish in his disagreement. But more importantly he can’t even see what is happening to his own state, so how will he keep America safe? http://rare.us/story/rand-paul-found-guilty-of-not-clapping-hard-enough-for-bibi-netanyahu/

In a story otherwise meant to be warm and fuzzy about a collection being taken up by Kentucky Refugee Ministries for its new Syrians, we learn a little bit more about the role of Islamic Relief USA.   Just a reminder, as I said here, I have never previously seen funding coming from a Muslim group directly to a federal refugee contractor.

From the Courier-Journal:

As Kentucky Refugee Ministries begins to resettle its first Syrian refugees in Louisville, members of the local Muslim community are banding together to collect items to help.

The first Syrian family to be resettled arrived Feb. 13, and another 20 families are expected in the coming months…..

Muslim community is “more organized now!” Indeed!

“Our community is more organized now, and we’re at the stage where we want to be more involved in helping the community,” said Natalia Blagaia, principal of the Nur school. “This is like a wake-up call.”

Churches and the general Christian community traditionally have taken on most of the responsibility for sponsoring KRM refugees and supplying their needs. The drive is “really an effort to engage the Muslim community,” Bailey-Ndiaye said.

The ministries received a grant of about $52,000 from Islamic Relief USA, which has regional offices throughout the country and headquarters in Alexandria, Va., to help enlist the support of the Muslim community and to aid some arriving refugees.

Once again for all those who don’t believe me that the UN is picking our refugees!

KRM assists people who have been identified by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and the U.S. Government as needing resettlement.

I’m going to keep asking the same question:   Where are US Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul?  Paul wants to be President of the US, but if he can’t seem to see what is happening in his own state, how can we expect him to keep us safe!  Is it a coincidence that much ‘seeding’ is happening in KY, nope!

By the way, don’t miss ‘US lacks adequate screening for Syrian refugees (FBI)’

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Sioux Falls, SD: Refugee (seedlings) too rowdy; police need more officers

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 7, 2015

If your community is considering becoming the welcoming “soil” for the immigrant/refugee “seedlings,”  here is one more example of what you need to be ready for.

If you saw our top post of the last week, here, about the White House Task Force on New Americans you know that they are referring to the immigrant/refugee “seedlings” being planted in your community.   They are being planted in hundreds of American cities large and small.

Betty Oldenkamp is the CEO of Lutheran Social Services in Sioux Falls (responsible for planting the refugees there) and is on the board of the local Chamber of Commerce. For those of you following the national amnesty battle, you know the Chamber has been at the forefront of the Open Borders movement. Why? More immigrants needed for cheap labor! They make the money, you get the social disruption of your community. http://www.siouxfallschamber.com/board-of-directors.cfm

From the Argus Leader (hat tip: Robin):

There’s a domestic violence problem within the refugee and immigrant community in Sioux Falls.

Part of it’s cultural – coming from societies where beating one’s spouse is more accepted.  [Isn’t diversity beautiful!—ed]

Couple that with perceptions that law enforcement is corrupt, and you have victims who are reluctant to contact law enforcement.

I’m taking a closer look at the relationship between police and immigrants, in particular how past experiences with corruption and brutality in other countries can follow people to the U.S. and Sioux Falls.

Police Chief Doug Barthel has heard the stories of police mistreatment from refugees. Barthel says there shouldn’t be a fear of a calling the police, especially if you’re a victim. Everyone needs to feel safe, he said, and having law enforcement helps.

[….]

Police invited the public out for a cup of coffee in January to discuss concerns and build relationships.

The department also received a grant from the Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS program, which allowed them bring in five new officers.

One of the main focuses of these officers will be to do public outreach with the immigrant and refugee population.

No mention of what countries the refugees in Sioux Falls come from, however we know it’s the Lutherans bringing them in.  Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota monopolizes refugee resettlement in the state.

Wherever you live, check the Handy US State Department List of contractors working in your town by clicking here.  If you live in a town within a hundred miles of any of these offices you are in the target zone.

Be sure to see our entire archive on South Dakota, here.

Don’t miss this story from one year ago this month (part of their domestic violence problem?):

South Dakota: Iraqi refugee gets life in prison for sex trafficking

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Why are we importing community organizers (refugees?) from Saudi Arabia?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on March 6, 2015

This story is from January of this year.  Thanks to ‘Pungentpeppers’ for sending it earlier, but I just never got around to it.

Fatmata Jabbie a refugee(?) from Saudi Arabia complains about her hourly wage at Walmart.

So, the gist of the story is that in late January a group calling itself Money Out Voter’s In held a rally in Washington protesting the 5-year anniversary of the ‘Citizens United ‘ Supreme Court decision.  You can read all about it here (but remember this is the Daily Kos!).

One of their targets is Walmart (for the record, I am no fan of Walmart).  And, who do we have speaking about Walmart’s purportedly low wages, but a “refugee” from Saudi Arabia. Huh?

Readers, we don’t take Saudis as refugees, but (if this woman is a real “refugee”) we must be flying to America Somalis and other Africans who got into Saudi Arabia illegally and calling them ‘refugees.’

I’ve been writing for years about how we are perverting internationally understood refugee law by bringing some of Malta’s overload of illegal aliens to the US as refugees.  Are we doing that for Saudi Arabia too?

Remember readers that Saudi Arabia deports most who manage to get into the country.  Here is one of many posts on Saudi Arabia kicking out Somalis who got into S.A.  They promptly deport other Africans as well.

Who is Fatmata Jabbie?

Fatmata Jabbie is a cashier at Walmart in Alexandria, VA. Originally from Saudi Arabia, she came to the US in 2010 as a refugee seeking a better life for her kids. She is a mother of two with a third child on the way, and supports her family making just $8.40/hour.

Fatmata works hard, and has asked Walmart repeatedly for more hours to support her family and even switched her schedule in an attempt to get full-time hours. As a pregnant working mother, she cannot afford Walmart’s health care. Meanwhile, the Walton family and Walmart as a corporation spend billions donating to politicians who support undermining public education. Walmart also maintains corporate policies that keep wages low and silence workers who speak out for better working conditions Fatmata sees how Citizens United has bolstered the power of billionaires like the Waltons at the expense of hardworking people and their families.

I’ll bet you a buck that you, the American taxpayers, are supplementing her “low” wages with generous welfare—food stamps, subsidized housing etc.

And, by the way, new baby on the way, where is hubby?

More importantly, where is Congress?  Isn’t it time to investigate the Refugee Admissions Program of the UN/US State Department?

 

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